Khandie Khisses

Bur­lesque per­former Khandie is as happy in front of the lens as she is be­hind it

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My day job is hard to de­scribe, be­cause I do a va­ri­ety of things. I work as a bur­lesque and cabaret en­ter­tainer, as a cos­tume maker, as a show pro­ducer and oc­ca­sion­ally as a model. I have al­ways been in­fat­u­ated with cap­tur­ing im­ages. I started ask­ing pho­tog­ra­phers I knew if I could go along on jobs with them as sec­ond shooter – this helped me build up my ex­pe­ri­ence. Now I’m get­ting asked to shoot ev­ery­one from brides-to-be to wrestlers.

My cur­rent setup is a D90 [1] and my favourite 50mm f/1.8 lens [2]. I’ll usu­ally have my 35-80mm f/4-5.6 and 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 [3] in my bag too. I of­ten take a film cam­era as well as my D-SLR out with me as dif­fer­ent sub­jects suit dif­fer­ent me­dia.

If I’m on a por­trait shoot, I’ll have my tri­pod and a re­flec­tor, plus bull­dog clips to hold things in place. I’ve got two se­cret weapons. One is a piece of semi-opaque plas­tic with a hole torn in it which, placed over my lens, cap­tures light leaks and gives my shots an old-fash­ioned feel. The other is translu­cent pow­der makeup, great for com­bat­ing shine on mod­els’ faces.

Re­cently I’ve sold the odd print of my work and been pub­lished over­seas. I’m lov­ing learn­ing more about por­trai­ture ev­ery day.

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